The other day I needed a gift to give to someone special and it couldn’t be something ordinary or run of the mill. I wanted something that was personal, something that would hold meaning for them.
I hopped onto one of my favorite places to gather ideas — Pinterest!
It didn’t take long to find instructions for making personalized coasters. Yay! The project was perfect because:
- It was easy
- It didn’t require many steps or supplies
- It could be made quickly because I needed the gift the next day
I made a hasty trip to town and found everything I needed to make these fun coasters. If you can hold a paintbrush, you can do this!
4×4 inch tiles (I found white tiles for less than 20 cents each at the hardware store)
Printed image or patterned scrapbook paper
Modge Podge Hard Coat
Backing for tile
Step 1: I wanted the tiles to have a finished back, so I glued on a water-resistant, gripper shelf liner. There is enough on the roll to do a few dozen coasters! To cut the backing to fit, I placed a tile on the shelf liner, traced it with a pen, then cut it out with scissors.
Step 2: Glue backing onto tile. I used Gorilla glue, but any kind of multi-purpose glue will do.
Step 3: Once backing is affixed and glue has time to dry, coat the front surface of the tile with a layer of Modge Podge. Immediately place your paper (cut to fit) on top of the tile. Let rest for 15-20 minutes.
Step 4: Brush a coat of Modge Podge over the top of the image. (For best results, only brush in one direction to keep the surface smooth.) Let dry for 15-20 minutes, then repeat brushing on Modge Podge and drying time. You want about five layers of coating on the tile to give it a nice, hard finish.
Step 5: Allow to dry completely overnight, then the coasters are ready to use!